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Re: Problems Importing AVCHD 3 years, 6 months ago #23359

  • Kittihawk
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Hi Duane,

Sorry to hear about your Adobe CC experience - I am running it on a 2007 Mac Pro with Lion OSX and Nvidia 5770 card (so neolithic era system) and it installed and worked fine. Ironically I bought that card for FXP X that I paid for and never got on with (so the exact opposite of your experience!). I don't know why you'd have had such problems - considering your industry following and great skill in helping people I am amazed they didn't just sort you out with new gear and put you on a beta pro developer list - do you have any friends at Adobe?

I like Premier Pro CC - interface good, browser and project window can display thumbnails of a whole bin of clips clearly with scroll bars on each clip, you can browse drives to select media in thumbnail view (very fast) but don't have to import to project. It is up to date with most codecs.

But the killer feature in PPro, as you know, is the ability to playback from masters at different resolutions (1/16,1/8,1/4.1/2), depending on what your machine is up to, WITHOUT wasting any time in making proxy files - no transcoding is ever needed and I can review Red Epic rushes on my laptop.That feature in itself pays for the software on just one 4K show.

We put a National Geo type one hour doco. show through PPro CC last year, shot on Red Epic 4K, with edit suites in Washington D.C. and Bristol UK sharing same media. Nightmare to relink media - took about a week between USA and UK projects but once that sorted Adobe was fantastic. We even used its own 'warp stabiliser' effect in preference to more expensive and dedicated stabilisation in the on-line suite.

Currently working with Sony F5 too which seems like a great camera - only if not used with native lenses you have to do the clunky convertor ring thing (and have that stupid reset button on the ring - what's that about?) and another fiddely small button to go through the f stops - and it really is 'stops' - not the smooth transition of cinematic 'T' lenses.

By the way if I ever got really stuck with AVCHD or other codecs I'd just go to the brilliant and free 'MPEG Streamclip' and convert to something more digestible.
Last Edit: 3 years, 6 months ago by Kittihawk.

Re: Problems Importing AVCHD 3 years, 1 month ago #23395

  • janekong
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To import my avchd into FCP was always such pain for me. Then I found if convert them into prores, it will render fast and convert fast. I just use a open source video converter app , then import my converted videos into FCP. That was how I solved my problem, just post here for someone need.
Oh and the free app I found in apple store was this one
Good luck !

Re: Problems Importing AVCHD 1 month, 2 weeks ago #23439

  • janekong
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When the videos can't be imported to the FCP sue to the video size, video codec, audio codec, video resolution, you can have a try: Pavtube video converter, I convert the AVCHD to the FCP other supported video formats and import the video to FCP smoothly.
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